BREAKING : Ikpeme resumes as CMD in UCTH

Prof. Ikpeme A. Ikpeme

The newly appointed Chief Medical Director  (CMD)of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital (UCTH), Prof. Ikpeme A. Ikpeme has assumed office.

Ikpeme's appointment was confirmed on Tuesday April 16, 2019, by the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole. He  succeeded the immediate past CMD, Prof. Thomas Agan.

Upon resumption of duties, Prof. Ikpeme was conducted round the various departments and offices in the hospital by senior management staff and heads of Departments.

Speaking with staff of the hospital, the new CMD called for cooperation and oneness of purpose to achieve early deliverables such as staff re-orientation, retraining, restoration of efficient utility services such as water supply, power supply, security and environmental sanitation.

He said that “we can achieve these deliverables, early enough with the much needed cooperation. Our primary duty of efficient medical and healthcare services is top in the priority list. As such we will have to restore good healthcare practices and functional systems, departments and facilities, while striving for better and modern-age infrastructural facilities.

"A good image we must have and maintain. Public complain and feedback channels will serve their purposes”.

Ikpeme charged his staff to “Come with me on this journey. It will be tasking but exciting. There may yet be obstacles but we will overcome them. Above all, He who called us has already equipped us. Together, we will raise our battle cry to  rebuild, restore, reboot”.

Ikpeme, an orthopedic surgeon until his appointment was the head of orthopedic department in the hospital.

He brings to the job, his experiences and qualifications in management practices and human resources management.
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